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Research Designs for Health Service Programs - PSY 224

Current Literature in Psychology - PSY 210

Social Psychology and The School System- PSY 258

Classical Concepts in Psychology- PSY 209


Positive Psychology - PSY 27


Careers in Positive Psychology


Want to get a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology?

Applying to Grad School

Here's a handout I created with information about applying to grad school in psychology. I got these notes straight off of APA's website, so I do not claim that this is my work. I just compiled several sources into one large document.

 Getting a PhD in Psychology: Tips for Applying, Publishing, and Completing

Taking a Gap Year: A Guide for Prospective Clinical Psychology P.h.D Students

Plan Your Career in Psychology

Here's a website devoted to helping Psychology majors and minors (of all years) determine a career path. Dr. Jonathan Golding and his post-doc, Anne Lippert, created it. The site is user-friendly and includes information for careers that require all levels of degree, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).

Beginner's Guide to College Success

Here's Dr. Golding's blog that offers advice to undergraduates about succeeding in college.


Conducting Analyses

Here are several instructional guides that my TAs created. These guides provide step-by-step instructions for conducting all major analyses.

Guide #1: Data screening, Cronbach's alpha/internal consistency, t-tests, Pearson's r, one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, factor analysis, simple linear regression, and multiple regression

Guide #2: Moderation

Guide #3: Mediation

Guide #4: Structural Equation Modeling and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Guide #5: Time-Series

Guide #6: Ipsative Z-Score Analysis, PEM, and Effect Size Analysis

Data Screening

Handout I created based on Tabachnick and Fidell (2007). (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Treating Missing Data

Here's a wonderful website from David Howell on how to use multiple imputation with the missing data module for SPSS:

This is my favorite book on treating missing data.

 McKnight, P. E., McKnight, K. M., Sidani, S., & Figueredo, A. J. (2007). Missing data: A gentle introduction. New York : The Guildford Press.

Multiple Imputation for Missing Data: What Is It And How Can I Use It? by Jeffrey Wayman (DOWNLOAD PDF) 

Mediation and Moderation (essential for discovering complex processes)

1. This is a classic article on moderation and mediation.

Baron, R. M., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1173 - 1182. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

2. Here's the link to Dr. David A. Kenny's homepage. It's an incredible resource for mediation, moderation, SEM, and a ton of other cool things. If you're looking for a clear and concise explanation of mediation and moderation, search no more. This is it. 



3. Here's the link to Dr. Kristopher J. Preacher's webpage for quantpsy. It's chock full of resources for helping people analyze mediators and moderators. Here you'll find cool things such as interactive calculators for the Sobel test for simple mediation effects and simple slopes and the region of significance for interactions.


4. Here's the link to Dr. Andrew Hayes' website. Aside from having a ton of information on mediation and moderation, you'll also get access to macros that help you run analyses to test for mediation, moderation, and other complex relationships. Dr. Hayes also offers access to PROCESS which, according to the website, "uses an ordinary least squares or logistic regression-based path analytical framework for estimating direct and indirect effects in simple and multiple mediator models, two and three way interactions in moderation models with a single of multiple mediators and moderators, and indirect effects of interactions in mediated moderation models also with a single or multiple mediators."



5. Here's a guide I created for using SPSS script for estimating indirect effects in simple and multiple mediation models with and without covariates. The script allows you to examine mediation with bootstrapping. (DOWNLOAD PDF)  Here's the script to conduct mediation via bootstrapping.  (DOWNLOAD FILE)

6. Here are three Excel files to help you plot 2-way interactions when you probe them with the pick-a-point approach.

Continuous IV and Binary Moderator: (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)

NOTE: The chart below was used for a study where gratitude was a covariate (see GAC1 in row 3). To use this chart WITHOUT a covariate, simply put the value of 0 for the regression coefficient of this control variable. So, here you would put "0" in the cell B3. Don't worry about changing anything for the Mean or SD of this variable because with a zero regression weight they don't add to the prediction of implied scores of the DV.

Binary IV and Continuous Moderator: (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)

Continuous IV and Continuous Moderator: (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)

7. Here’s a fabulous website by Dr. James Dawson that explains how to interpret interaction effects and provides several Excel spreadsheets to plot the interactions. 


8. Here’s a guide I created for using SPSS script for probing interactions in OLS and logistic regression. It focuses on the Johnson-Neyman technique. (DOWNLOAD PDF) Here's the script to conduct moderation, including the Johnson-Neyman technique. (DOWNLOAD FILE) 

9. Here's Kazdin's guide for analyzing data for small N studies using visual inspection. (DOWNLOAD PDF)


1. Here's an Excel chart for comparing correlation coefficents for independent and dependent samples. (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)